My wedding proposal wasn't romantic, and it would leave my friends weak in the knees from laughter, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. My fiancé Chuck and I had gone to a jeweler in Kankakee to have a battery replaced in his watch. While at the store, we were just looking around at the cases of jewelry when this little old lady came up to us and asked if we were married. We said no, and she asked if we were engaged. We said no again. Chuck had been bugging me to look at rings, and I had always brushed him off. Well, here was his opportunity to find out what I liked.
The lady told us to come to this desk area and brought out these white gold rings. They were all in a row, and I could not keep my eyes off the wedding band set that was the last one on the right. That was the first ring I tried, and I knew that it was the one. We heard their sales pitch, and I told Chuck it was up to him. The ring wasn't cheap, and I thought that would be the end of our looking for rings. Well, to my surprise, it wasn't!
Two months passed, and we both had Labor Day off from work. We wanted to spend the day together because our birthdays both land on September 2, and we would not be together to exchange gifts. So I came to his house at 8:00 in the morning, and he told me to go sit by the computer and close my eyes. I hadn't seen him yet and thought he would do something crazy like come out in a costume because that's something he would do. While my eyes were closed, he told me to turn around in the chair and then to open my eyes. I saw a box with the ring we had looked at in the jewelry store. All I could say was "Oh my God! " for the next half hour. The funny part was that he was not in a costume or tuxedo; he was just in his undergarments when he proposed. I know my story wasn't the typical romantic one with flowers or a horse carriage ride, but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.